Monday, August 11, 2014


Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, 
for He is going to say, "I came as a guest, and you received Me."

We were delighted to receive these pictures of our friends' little daughter. So many come each day to visit this place, for peace and prayer and quiet. Their presence is a blessing. Truly the monastery belongs to the whole Church. And we monks are, as it were, simply the caretakers.

Every monastery is to continue the tradition of welcoming guests and the needy as Christ according to local circumstances. Let those whom the providence of God has led to the monastery be received by the brothers with reverence and kindness .

Texts from: The Rule of St. Benedict and The Constitutions of the Monks.